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Get to Know Several Popular Diets, Pros and Cons

As the new year gets underway and the countdown to spring break begins, many students are looking to popular diets as a part of their quest to be in top physical shape.

January 13, 2020

Tattoos Broadcast Enhanced Immunity, Stamina, UA Study Finds

A forearm covered with a tattoo rests on a table on top of a design that inspired the tattoo.

Tattoos boost the skin’s immune response to injury and convey the person’s vitality, according to a study in American Samoa.

December 19, 2019

Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help

A close-up of a UA doctoral student wearing glasses with the ingestion monitor attached.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.

December 10, 2019

New UA Center Aims to Improve Behavior, Mental Health in Schools

UA has strengthened its role as the leader in the state for improving education for primary and secondary education students through encouraging alternative discipline methods and supporting students with mental health issues.

November 14, 2019

UA Faculty Receive Major Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Two UA faculty members and their teams recently received a combined $3.8 million to fund their work in fighting opioid use disorder.

November 6, 2019

UA to Lead Project to Help Reduce Infant Mortality Rates in Alabama

University of Alabama School of Social Work researchers will soon expand a statewide drug and mental health screening program to address infant mortality in Alabama.

October 30, 2019

In Industry Partnership, UA Researchers Test Hemp Grown in Alabama

A man in a lab pulls hemp leaves heaped onto a piece of paper out of a storage container.

Biological research at The University of Alabama will assist the emerging hemp industry in the state by examining the plant's chemical make-up.

October 28, 2019

UA Researcher Studies How Obesity, Sleep Affect Chronic Diseases

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A UA researcher recently received an NIH grant to conduct a leading-edge study that will investigate the relationship between obesity and sleep and their role in developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

September 26, 2019

UA Research Examines Path to Cancer for Common Carcinogen

Shelby Hall's exterior

Recent research from The University of Alabama sheds light on how a common industrial chemical and potent carcinogen begins the path to cancer.

September 17, 2019

Stressed? Anxious? More Students Are, Find Out Why and What to do

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Everyone experiences stress and anxiety, but with the landscape of higher education and the job market shifting, more college students are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety than previous generations, according to experts....

August 15, 2019

Tears Turn to Success for Graduate Student

A University of Alabama graduate student poses near her workspace in a biolgoical research lab.

Jennie Thies starts her fourth year with more confidence after winning a highly competitive national grant, the NIH Diversity Research Supplement, a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship that covers tuition and health care and provides a...

August 9, 2019

UA Creates Pediatric Fellowship for Family Medicine Physicians

A physician examines a young patient.

The University of Alabama's College of Community Health Sciences has created an innovative fellowship program to provide comprehensive instruction for family medicine physicians seeking additional skills in pediatric care.

July 30, 2019

Distance Students Provide Nutrition Plans for ‘Silent Injury’ Survivors

The University of Alabama recently partnered with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation to conduct the Bright Ideas TBI Camp at the Capstone for 10 traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers.

June 24, 2019

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

Dr. Sharlene Newman

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines...

June 20, 2019

Doctoral Student Reviews Dietary Guidelines for Actor’s Foundation

When Christine Ferguson was a UA freshman, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Now she's pursuing a doctorate at UA and is fascinated by the role nutrition plays...

June 6, 2019